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Above the FoldJul 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
Customers wait in line to enter a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, stockpiling scarce food and water as tensions mount ahead of a widely criticized vote to rewrite the constitution. Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

How to Help Venezuela Out of Crisis – and How Not To

Venezuela is in the midst of a full-scale political, economic, and humanitarian crisis.

Above the FoldMay 22, 2017 - 10:45am
May 18, 2017 - Washington, DC, USA: U.S. Invest In America Summit, featuring Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin. With Tom Donohue, and Myron Brilliant.    Photo by Joshua Roberts / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Just Another Week At the Chamber…

VP Pence and more.

Press ReleaseApr 27, 2017 - 6:30pm

U.S. Chamber Hosts President Mauricio Macri of Argentina, Launches U.S.-Argentina Business Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with AmCham Argentina, today hosted President Mauricio Macri of Argentina and launched the U.S.-Argentina Business Council through the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Foro de Convergencia Empresarial (FCE).

ReportFeb 22, 2017 - 9:00am

Globally Connected, Locally Delivered: The Economic Impact of Cross-Border ICT Services

This report uses a model to quantify the economic impact of full liberalisation of cross-border ICT services rules globally by creating an open, competitive marketplace. The report examines a group of eight globally important markets from a diverse range of economic development, including Brazil, the European Union, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nigeria, Turkey, and Vietnam. Our findings demonstrate across the board benefits.

Above the FoldDec 21, 2016 - 12:00pm
Map: The U.S. Chamber visited seven countries in seven days.

The U.S. Chamber Racks Up the Frequent-Flyer Miles: Seven Countries in Seven Days

We're helping American companies bring their products, services, and business know-how to countries all over the world.

Press ReleaseOct 07, 2016 - 8:00am

Brazil-U.S. Business Council Calls for Policy Reforms in Brazil

Policy Paper Recommends Measures to Raise Investor Confidence by Promoting Reforms, Economic Restoration, Investments, and Bilateral Relations

SpeechSep 09, 2016 - 1:30pm

U.S.-Cuba Business Council’s Financial Services Forum

Remarks byJODI HANSON BONDVice President, Americas, U.S. Chamber of CommercePresident, U.S.-Cuba Business CouncilAs prepared for delivery September, 9, 2016New York City, New York

In the NewsAug 11, 2016 - 11:45am

How a GOP hardliner on Cuba changed sides and what it cost him

On a steamy summer day one year ago, standing on a dusty Havana back-road, Carlos Gutierrez was somehow able to find the childhood home he’d last seen more than a half century earlier, before he and his family fled Fidel Castro’s communist revolution. It’s a blood bank now, but he walked down the street, rounded a curve and recognized it right away: No. 26, a simple one-story house.

Issue BriefJul 21, 2016 - 1:00pm

U.S.-Cuba One Year Anniversary of Re-Established Diplomatic Relations

Yesterday we celebrated the one-year anniversary of renewed diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. As we look back over the past year, it's easy for those who oppose engagement to point out the many things that haven't changed. Yet, in the brief period since bilateral relations were restored, we have seen more steps toward creating a freer and more open society in Cuba than all the years the Chamber has been active on this issue-and that is worth celebrating.

In the NewsJul 05, 2016 - 4:00pm

U.S. hotels interested in expanding to Cuba find Airbnb already established there

Starwood Hotels & Resorts this year became the first U.S. hotelier to ink a deal in Cuba in nearly six decades. Marriott International quickly announced plans to do the same, and a number of big-name competitors have since expressed interest in expanding to the island nation. "Hotel capacity in Cuba simply has no way to keep up with demand, so Airbnb is the winner," said Jodi Hanson Bond, president of the U.S.-Cuba Business Council at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "To Airbnb's credit, they were poised with a platform that could capture the existing need."